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Mote’s World Oceans Day in Sarasota
/ Monday, June 3, 2013
Joanne Rigo of Bradenton points out a horseshoe crab to her son, Joseph Rigo, 7, during the 2009 World Ocean Day Family Festival at Mote Marine Laboratory on Sunday. Hundreds of participants enjoyed the annual event that included close encounters with sea life and educational booths highlighting the human connection to ocean life. (June 7, 2009) (Sarasota Herald-Tribune photo by Dan Wagner)
Mote’s World Oceans Day celebration is a kid-friendly event featuring a Dr. Seuss theme with games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations.
World Oceans Day was created in 1992 at the Earth Summit and declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2009. At Mote, they make a big splash each year. Mote's World Oceans Day celebration received the 2010 Big Fish Award for best aquarium World Oceans Day event from Dr. Seuss Enterprises and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday (June 8); Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota; $19 for adults, $18 for seniors over 65, $14 for kids ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and younger. 388-4441; mote.org
Last modified: June 13, 2013
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